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A very good movie

5 years, 1 month ago at Jan 11 12:15
I have noticed that this movie never got much love and it is pretty much forgotten nowadays but I think it is actually quite a shame. To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen it (in fact, I’m pretty sure I saw it in the movie theater when it was released) but I should definitely check it out again when I have the opportunity. Anyway, in my opinion, I think it is in fact one of the bes... read more
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Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Release date: 2 July 1999
UPC: 717951004734
Tags: Drama (9), Serial Killer (7), Crime (7), 1990s (6), Thriller (6), Romance (5), 1999 (4), Disco (4), Punk (4), Police (3), New York City (3), Television Reporter (2), Usa (2), Vigilante (2), Jealousy (2), New York (2), Tension (2), Intolerance (2), Spike Lee (2), Vigilantism (2)
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" Directed by Spike Lee Starring Michael Badalucco, Jimmy Breslin, John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino, Adrian Brody, Jennifer Epositio, Michael Rispoli, Saverio Guerra, Brian Tarantina, Al Palagonia, Ken Garito, Bebe Neuwirth, Patti LuPone, Mike Starr, Anthony LaPaglia, Roger Guenveur Smith, Spike Lee, James Reno, Ben Gazzara, Anthony J. Nascarella, John Savage, Michael Imperoli, Evander Holyfield, Peter Maloney, Reggie Jackson, Kim Director, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Ernest Minigone, Joie Lee, Jennifer Bad"


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"Summer of Sam is a drama focusing on the lives a group of disaffected young people in the Italian American community of the Bronx, set against the backdrop of the sweltering summer of '77 and the fear created by David Berkowitz's murder spree. The main element of the movie is not whether the police will catch the Son of Sam and when he will strike next, this is merely the scenery. The important plot elements of the movie are John Leguizamo's marital problems with Mira Sorvino, and Adrien Brody's"


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"The Bronx represents in Spike Lee’s ominous reconstruction of the 1977 David Berkowitz serial-killer panic, taking root in a city plagued by blackouts, racial tensions and—vividly rendered—a sweltering, inescapable heat. Lee imparts a hometown boy’s feel for pizzerias, hair salons and punk clubs (including the departed CBGB).—Joshua Rothkopf"


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A very good movie

“I have noticed that this movie never got much love and it is pretty much forgotten nowadays but I think it is actually quite a shame. To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen it (in fact, I’m pretty sure I saw it in the movie theater when it was released) but I should definitely check it out again when I have the opportunity. Anyway, in my opinion, I think it is in fact one of the best serial killer movies ever made. Personally, I always had some mixed feelings about the genre because most of them, even the classics like ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ or ‘Seven’, are seriously over-the-tope and, therefore, I always find difficult to really connect with those movies. This movie was however an exception. Of course, it was based on a true story but, above all, I thought it wa” read more

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"Summer of Sam is a 1999 crime-drama based around the Son of Sam serial murders. It was directed and produced by Spike Lee. David Richard Berkowitz (born Richard David Falco; 1 June 1953), also known as Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer and arsonist whose crimes terrorized New York City from July 1976 until his arrest in August 1977. Shortly after his arrest in August 1977, Berkowitz confessed to killing six people and wounding several others in the course of"



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